Management of temporomandibular disorders in general dental practice

Thu 30 May 2024 8:30 AM - Fri 31 May 2024 5:00 PM

Management of temporomandibular disorders in general dental practice

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This course equips participants with a good understanding on the applied anatomy on the orofacial osseous, ligamentous and neuromuscular systems.

It also covers the radiographical imaging anatomy of the temporomandibular joint, radiographic changes associated with abnormalities of the temporomandibular joint as well as all aspects of physical and clinical examination of patients with TMDs. Participants will be able to diagnose and manage myofascial pain through developing an understanding of the aetiology and nature of TMJ neuromuscular disorders. Participants will be able to confidently perform a basic evaluation of the TMJ and related orofacial musculature.

You will learn in depth different treatment options and a protocol for the management of myofascial pain together with the conservative management of the TMDs - including the use of splints, such as occlusal stabilisation splint and mandibular repositioning splint. Participants will be able to select and adjust appropriate oral appliances for the management of TMDs, including anterior disk displacement and sleep apnoea. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Anatomy and physiology of the TMJ 
  • Radiology of the TMJ 
  • Clinical examination of the TMJ 
  • Overview and aetiology of TMJ disorders
  • Radiographic changes associated with abnormalities of the temporomandibular joint
  • Management of myofascial pain 
  • Conservative management of TMD including the use of splints.

Presented by Associate Professor Mahmoud Bakr and Dr Mohammed Meer

ADA Member and/or Griffith Alumni - $1200
ADAVB recent graduate members - $1000

CPD hours: 10 clinical hours

Register here by 16/05/2024

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Day 1

Didactic lectures, followed by a quiz about head and neck anatomy, pitfalls and complications. 

Day 2

The practical application of the theoretical learnings from the first day. It will involve demonstrations of various different injection techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to practice on silicone manikins that replicate the skin injections. 


Associate Professor Mahmoud Bakr

Associate Professor Bakr is the ex-Director of Clinical Education (Dentistry) and an Associate Professor in General Dental Practice at the School of Medicine and Dentistry – Griffith University. He received his Bachelor Degree in Dental Medicine and Surgery from Cairo University in 2004 and completed his Master Degree in 2010. In 2012, Associate Professor Bakr was appointed as a full-time Lecturer in General Dental Practice with a special interest in teaching Oral Biology and Head and Neck Anatomy. In 2014, Associate Professor Bakr completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2014 and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2019. Currently, Associate Professor Bakr is an accredited examiner for the Australian Dental Council Examination for overseas training dentists and an approved member of the hearing panel for AHPRA notifications. Besides his teaching commitments, Mahmoud remains to be a clinician and undergoes private dental practice within Griffith University Dental Clinics. He has also published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles in different fields including the effect of Botulinum Toxin on different oral tissues.

Dr Mohammed Meer 

Dr Meer has been involved in clinical teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students in four of the five dental schools in South Africa. He was in private practice at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands, Cape Town, and was a consultant at the Department of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery of the University of the Western Cape before immigrating to Australia in 2007. In 2012, Dr Meer completed a graduate certificate in Higher Education. He is registered with Ahpra as a specialist oral surgeon and has a special interest in facial trauma, penetrating knife wound injuries, gunshot wounds, implantology, extra-oral (ear and finger) implants and therapeutic application of injectables in dental practice.

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